A downloadable game for Windows

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Welcome, Pilgrim

You have arrived at the Temple of the Wumpus, a holy shrine said to house the incorporeal body of the divinity known as the Wumpus.  Pilgrims come to this massive temple in order to pray in the presence of the Wumpus's incorporeal body. 

Explore over 100 rooms filled with hints, lore, and secrets. Kneel in prayer and see if you can find the slow-moving, divine Wumpus.

You can play the game in your browser here.

Z: Pray
X: Jump
C: Light candle (while in prayer)
Enter: Pause/select
Up arrow: Interact/talk/read
Down arrow: Advance text
Left and right arrows: Walk

Your object is to locate the Wumpus and pray in the same room the Wumpus's incorporeal body is in. Pray before entering a room to find out if the Wumpus is presently in an adjacent room. You must enter this room with a candle, else the Wumpus will flee.

Note that you can press ESC to quit the game at any point, but also you may exit the game by returning to the first screen and exiting the temple area.

Designed, programmed, drawn, and written by
John D. Moore

Font "Magic Forest" by
Anna Anthropy

Features music by
Ryan Yunck, Syncopika, and The Cynic Project (cynicmusic.com/pixelsphere.org)

Features sound effects recordings by
Michael Velo, NatureNotesUK, and remaxim

Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars
(18 total ratings)
AuthorJohn D. Moore
Tagsartgame, Exploration, faith, lore, meditative, mysterious, prayer, religion, Retro, spirituality
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly


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Temple of the Wumpus.zip 11 MB
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